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  • Benjamin King press photo 2014
    ‘Disney dad’ Benjamin King offers support to those suffering with IBD
    Benjamin King is the absolute personification of inspiration. He is an upbeat, talented actor with a long and vibrant résumé who is currently starring as a “Disney dad” in the mega-hit “Liv and Maddie.”“In our...
  • Five year old Michael Esteban and his mother Kari Esteban, crawl through a 40-foot long, 4-foot high replica of a human colon
    Flying may be associated with stomach pain
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) has been described by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a broad term that describes conditions with chronic or recurring immune response and inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Ulcerative...
  • A kid cools off in fountains
    Increased incidence of infectious gastroenteritis and IBD with heat waves
    Heat waves can be life threatening. The U.S. National Weather Service notes that heat is one of the leading weather-related killers . There are heat associated illnesses in scores of people along with hundreds of fatalities in the United States...
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    Hot weather can make inflammatory bowel disease worse
    According to a new study published on Aug. 13, 2013 inThe American Journal of Gastroenterology, heat waves may cause inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) to flare up.An estimated 15,000 people in Connecticut suffer from IBD (based on the Centers for...
  • International Beer Day 2013: Celebrate your favorite Ale on IBD this Aug. 2
    International Beer Day 2013: Celebrate your favorite Ale on IBD this Aug. 2
    Beer lovers rejoice, because tomorrow is your day! Friday, August 2 is International Beer Day. So what is International Beer Day and how do we celebrate?According to the official IBD website on Aug. 1:International Beer Day (first Friday in August...
  • UCLA iPad program aids inflammatory bowel disease patients
    UCLA iPad program aids inflammatory bowel disease patients
    UCLA Health System has a well established reputation for establishing the state-of-the-art technology. The medical center houses millions of dollars of hi-tech medical instruments. However, one of its latest projects embraces an inexpensive device...
  • Happy International Beer Day!  Raise Your Glass and Cheer the Great Taste of Beer!
    International Beer Day: Raise your glass and cheer the great taste of beer
    Whether you are a beer enthusiast, novice or just enjoy sippin’ an ice cold brew from time-to-time, August 5is all about beer – it’s International Beer Day (IBD.)International Beer DayThe annual “holiday," celebrated...
  • Stomping out Crohn's and Colitis
    Stomping out Crohn's and Colitis
    IBD is a disease not known to many people. It stands for Inflammatory Bowel Disease and it affects 1.4 million Americans. Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis are the two digestive disorders categorized under IBD. There is no known cause...
  • Casey Abrams beardless
    WATCH: American Idol singer, Casey Abrams, shaves his beard for a good cause
    A freshly shaven Casey Abrams, the singing powerhouse from season 10 of American Idol, is back in the spotlight this year for something other than his singing abilities.Abrams joined forces with Janssen Biotech, Inc. and the Crohn's and...
  • Katie Jeter-Boldt overcomes IBD and UC
    Katie Jeter-Boldt found a way to run with IBD
    In medicine, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of inflammatory conditions of the colon and small intestine. The major types of IBD are Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. - Wikipedia.com.IBD may present with any of the following...
  • Living with Crohn’s disease: Doug’s story
    Living with Crohn’s disease: Doug’s story
    Glendale California resident Doug Yakich has been dealing with Crohn’s, disease since age 17. Crohn's disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It usually affects the intestines; however, it may occur anywhere from the mouth...